Glasgow University is holding a mock referendum on independence.
I spent 20 years of my time at this place where I worked for the uni and also did a bit of teaching.
I had a saying; it was harder to get into medical school than becoming a George Laird trainee.
You can’t have failed to notice that the independence campaign has fallen completely on its arse as Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pilots it onto the rocks.
To show how the mock referendum has failed to raise expectations, one girl said:
"Oh, I didn't know that was happening. That's really bad."
And the apathy of yesteryear is still apparent today among the student body.
The majority of students approached had no idea that a ballot on independence was taking place on the campus.
And an early indication of how ineffective Nicola Sturgeon and the Yes Camp have been was that the few who knew couldn’t name a friend who was planning to vote.
Like the main campaign of Yes Salmond, the mini’s have slung together tatty posters declaring "your vote, your future" or "great things start with yes" on lampposts and staircases.
On the news footage, I saw that SNP members were on the ground but for all the good the Salmond/Sturgeon clique were doing they might have well not been there.
More chance of raising a flaccid penis in the anatomy department, then crying from the nearest doorway, ‘it’s alive, it’s alive’, than interrupt the general apathy.
On Monday, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the university to help the Yes Scotland campaigners.
A mistake on her part, so desperate she is for some good publicity that she has invested her own political capital by being on the campus.
Early reports say that the rally attended by her attracted only a few dozen students.
And in another personal humiliation, most of them were involved in the campaign anyway.
Passers-by were hurrying pass on their way to classes, the library, or maybe even on their way down to the Stevie Building.
My claim to fame besides telling Glasgow University ‘fuck you’ was I without a doubt, the best fitness instructor on campus.
I taught in the dump!
The big story today is said to be the ongoing fallout from the closure of Glasgow University's student nightclub, The Hive.
The Hive was generally regarded as a ‘cattlemarket’ where young students would express undying love and then try to get a shag!
The student newspaper, Glasgow University Guardian, who did a piece on me in the past, well I was famous and well known on campus, covered both the mock ref and the Hive, the stats tell the ‘tale of the tape’, getting drunk and trying for a shag for the night is more important than indy.
20,000 potential student voters are up for grabs, but politically a win or loss for either side is meaningless, generally voting attracts a small turnout at Glasgow University.
SRC elections get a very low voter turnout because they are seen as being up the arse of the senior management.
The big story will probably be political apathy; unsurprisingly Nicola Sturgeon did the wrong thing again to campaign personally, fine to attend a debate but campaign, a serious mistake.
Nicola Sturgeon attracted only a few dozen students, it’s hard being popular, I fought against this all my life, but despite this, all my classes that I taught at Glasgow University were full.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University